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Congress: Make Comprehensive Immigration Reform A Reality
As educators and concerned community members, we have witnessed for far too long the fear and distress our broken immigration system has caused our students, their families and our communities. We see these aspiring Americans every day in our classrooms and our schools. They are valedictorians, honors students, idealistic, hard-working youth, our friends and our neighbors.
Ours is the only country they’ve ever known. They, like our immigrant ancestors before us, are contributing members of our communities, committed to bettering their communities.
We believe common-sense immigration reform should:
- Address the millions of students and young adults who were brought here as children by their parents. America is strengthened by holding onto DREAMer students who love our country and are contributing to it.
- Preserve family unity. Families play a critical role in student success. Yet growing numbers of public school students live in fear that our nation’s immigration policies will break up their families, forcing them to choose between their country and their mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers.
- Create a realistic path to citizenship for the aspiring citizens who call America home. We need to ensure a fair process that takes into consideration what these new Americans contribute to our country.
By signing this pledge, I am signaling my commitment to tell Congress to act swiftly and in a bipartisan fashion to make fair and comprehensive immigration reform a reality at last.
Sign the pledge now by filling out the form below. All sections except for “Text Messages” are required.